Military Surplus

Get a historical perspective on rifles, handguns, and shotguns with Military Surplus magazine’s feature pieces.


Intended for those who appreciate not only firearms, but also the intriguing stories those weapons often have to tell, the Military Surplus annual provides readers with thoroughly researched and beautifully illustrated pieces on these fascinating military arms. Features consider not only the design and operation of these firearms, but also their historical significance and influences they have had upon world history. With firearms and gear covered ranging from the 19th century to the Korean War and beyond, this magazine caters to those who appreciate it when a gun review comes with a healthy does of history as well. If you want learn more about the rifles, shotguns and handguns that have shaped the course of history, then definitely pick up a copy.

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Military Surplus 2016

Gun Review: Spain’s Star Modelo B Pistols

The mountainous region around the city of Eibar in northeastern Spain possesses an abundance of iron, coal and water power, which, when combined with the… read more

Military Surplus 2015

Top 10 World War Guns From World War 2

Advanced Axis and Allied fighters battled it out with machine guns and other small arms throughout World War II! read more

Military Surplus 2014

Chinese Type 56 7.62x39mm

Rare post-WWII SKS puts real combat-history in your hands! read more

Military Surplus 2013

M1 Garand — Classic .30-06 Military Rifle

The classic M1 Garand was the first semi-auto rifle issued to American fighting men. read more